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Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-23

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Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-23




Set 1

Ramble On Rose, Black Throated Wind, Mississippi Half Step, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Let It Rock, Cumberland Blues, El Paso, To Lay Me Down, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> China Doll

Set 2

Phil & Ned-> Ship of Fools, Big River, Black Peter, Around & Around, Dark Star-> Spanish Jam-> U.S. Blues, Uncle John's Band-> One More Saturday Night, E: Casey Jones


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Jai-Alai Fronton
Location Miami, FL

Source akg d1000e's>sony tc-152
Lineage cassette master > cassettes re-shelled > nak dragon>hd-p2 24/96>cd wave>flac
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by Rob Berger

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Reviewer: souprman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2013
Subject: whole lotta milka
this show is one of those that stands as an amazing testament to the power, technique, and versatility of the dead. 1974 was the dead at the height of their collective powers and with that insane system behind them they took full advantage of the serendipity of the situation. every song could potentially be the version for you. the rare ROR opener with the blessed tech difficulty of only vox & piano being audible with drums, bass, & guitar fading in on the second verse, sick. the dead had been through the ringer with bugs in the wall at this point and i think on this night they just no longer gave a shit as it seems the tech problems actually enhanced and inspired the performance.

the jams here are already the stuff of legend among heads so i'll just say they are deservedly so. what wins out for me are the sharp takes on the ballads that were new at the time, and were a bit hit or miss as far as how solid they came off.
the jam>ship of fools sequence is some of the most beautiful playing the dead ever did. it sounds almost (i don't want to get in trouble here) practiced. every lick jerry and bob peel off sounds perfect, no hesitation, no feeling around in the dark, just saying it as it's meant to be said, sublime. a band in perfect sync. same goes for to lay me down, with donna sounding great, a rarity in the wall days, because the damn thing was so loud she couldn't hear herself. great vox all around here, jerry esp on point this night. china doll is where they pull out the serious "i have never heard them sing like that" harmonies. you may cry, i did. a languid, breezy "black peter" exemplifies the performance, it's soft, tough, bluesy, jazzy, gorgeous. keith gets some on this one with what sounds like a b3 hammond, i can't recall what he had on tour around this time.

i don't like hyperbole and try to avoid it, that said this is one of fav boots of all time, and may be my very favorite. over the years, 25 since i first heard it, i've come back to it as often and probably more than others i love, boston fall 1973 run, may 1977, dillon 1974, dane county spring & fall 1973, cow palace 1974. i need to stop now. as you can see, i have 3 years that tend to be the goldmine for me.

so from the amazing darkstar>spanish>usblues to the one and only performance of "let it rock" to the sweet sweet ballads to the lazily rockin "casey jones" i highly recommend this skull banger of classic dead. cheers!
Reviewer: Tsiftis - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2013
Subject: born too late
when i listen to shows like this, i get sad because i missed them.
Reviewer: heysteve - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2011
Subject: Jerry Moore 24bit
files work fine for me.
this 24 bit transfer is fantastic.
Huge thanks to Jerry Moore (RIP) and Rob Berger.
I'd give it eight stars if I could. Jerry Moore made some of the best GD recordings. This is one of 'em.
Reviewer: Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar - favorite - February 21, 2010
Subject: Files corrupt??
Every time I test try to decode one of the flac files I get a 'stream decoder unparseable stream' error message.
A shame - I would love to hear this show.
Reviewer: Dudley Dead - - February 4, 2010
Subject: Sounds great ... for seconds at a time .
I cherry picked some tracks to burn to a dvd via Toast (mac). The dvd sound is GREAT in 24bit ... for a few seconds, then it cuts out , comes back, cuts out . Does tis on all tracks . It also does it in preview mode, before burning .
I am not an ace in this 24bit dvd stuff, but I have been able to do this before , and not have had a problem . Is there something wrong with the files or,something wrong on my end ?
It is fustrateing , because it sounds so great , for the few moments I can hear .
Reviewer: patkelleyPA - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2010
Subject: ummmm, wtf!?!?!
I am a Brent era die hard. But this... wow.
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